My Heart Got Hooked by Hakkenden

Typical of many anime fans, I have an ultra-long “to-watch” anime list.  I think that being an emotional watcher makes it worse for me because I only watch a new anime whenever “I feel like it.”  I also tend to re-watch my favourite anime over and over again, so months (even years) may come and go, and I end up not watching a new series.

I’m comfortable with my watching style.  The important thing for me is to have fun and to enjoy anime.  I dislike the feeling of being “forced” to watch something.  Nevertheless, I’m eager to listen to fellow anime fans’ suggestions and recommendations.  I’ll add them to my “to-watch” list, and who knows when I’ll actually watch them?

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Dear Girl ~Stories~ 53: HiroC & OnoD’s Kimochi-Warui Confessions

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Title: CHALI PROJECT 小銭野アリカです (CHALI PROJECT Kozenino Arika desu / CHALI PROJECT This is Kozenino Arika)
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Rating: :D :D :D :D (4 out of 5 grins)
ATTENTION!!! Important Note: All the translations below are my own (by Arria Cross). All are labelled “rough translation”, as they did not undergo any professional proofreading and/or editing and may lack literal and/or grammatical accuracy.  I did my best, however, to convey the atmosphere and context of the conversations in this radio show.

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Credit: animelo.jp

Doumo, my dear fellow DGS fans!  Rejoice!  Our beloved seiyuu Ono Daisuke (小野大輔) turns 37 today.  Yay, yay!  As promised, this episode traslation (ET) is a guaranteed ET to celebrate this special occasion.

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ONO-D!!!

amaoto-ono daisuke
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お誕生日おめでとう、小野D!!!

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If HUNTER x HUNTER Was Real. . . .

30-DAY ANIME CHALLENGE
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Day 29:  An Anime You Wished Was Real

The anime that I wished was real is HUNTER x HUNTER by Togashi Yoshihiro (冨樫 義博). Why?  Because I think it would be über cool if Nen (念) was real.  Don’t you think so, too?

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The Weekend Blog Makeover: FUJINSEI’s Brand New Look

Hello, folks!  How are you all doing?

I’ll get to the point and invite all of you to check out Fujinsei’s new look.  It’s springtime here in Canada (yay, finally!), so I decided to spruce up my blog, too.  Don’t get me wrong, I adored my blog’s previous look–simple & clean–but I got tired of its pink, and frankly, too feminine motif.  I wanted something new, something flashy and kick-ass that’ll give you an oomph whenever you access it.  And so I worked all weekend long, cleaning up my blog and giving it a brand new look.

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WORLD ORDER’s Awesome Choreographed First Pitch at Japanese Baseball

I found this cool video of Japanese dance troupe WORLD ORDER led by former mixed martial artist Sudo Genki (須藤元気) at one of my favourite blogs Spoon & Tamago.  The video features WORLD ORDER performing a choreographed performance as leader Sudo Genki throws the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball match.

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Last week Genki Sudo and his dance troupe WORLD ORDER were invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the start of Japanese baseball. Sudo is a mixed-martial-artist-turned Buddhist-internet-dancing-sensation that has wowed the world with choreographed robotic moves. For the opening pitch, Sudo decided to borrow a page, or scripture, if you will, from his religious practice and reenact the Senju Kannon, or thousand-armed Buddha.
“Genki Sudo’s Choreographed Thousand-Armed Buddha Pitch”, Spoon & Tamago

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